Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Measure Of Your Creation [Book Review]

"When we want to fill the measure of our creation more than we want the things of this world, the Heavens will open." I believe this statement to be true! I've seen it work in my own life and in the lives of many men and women that I admire. They go about doing what seems like they were born to do. They don't have ulterior motives. They simply do it for the joy of it.  They are happy to do things for free. They are happy to mentor others. Because when they help others, they are moved along the upward path to success as well. Call it karma, the law of the Universe, or in my case, the laws of an eternal God, it really does work!

This is just one of the truths shared by a remarkable woman with a rather common name!

Wendy W. Nelson is the 2nd wife of the President and Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he having lost his first wife unexpectedly after many years of marriage . He was grief stricken to lose his wife and the mother of his 10 children. And he was next in succession to become the 17th President of the church. 

By this time, Wendy was 56 and had never been married. But she had an amazing career in the marriage and family field, developing a famous curriculum for the family systems nursing framework. She has spoken at over 200 scholarly conferences and chaired an international women's conference for 2 years before retiring in 2006. 

It was an amazing transition for her when she became the companion of the most prominent man in the Latter-day Saint faith. But she wears her new role very well. She is an inspiration to millions of women all over the world.  Her newest book, The Heaven's Are Open, discusses ways that women of faith can access the powers of heaven and make marvelous discoveries of their own divine potential. I'm still in the process of reading it, but I know that I'll be well rewarded when I complete it. You can get a copy on Amazon!

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